Spain’s Costa suf­fers in­jury scare

New Straits Times - - Sport -

MADRID: Diego Costa hurt his foot and an­kle in Spain’s train­ing ses­sion on Sun­day but tests showed that the striker sus­tained no se­ri­ous in­jury.

The Span­ish fed­er­a­tion said doc­tors will con­tinue to mon­i­tor Costa’s in­jury but he will re­main with the na­tional team for the friendly match against France in Saint-De­nis to­day.

The Chelsea for­ward un­der­went a series of tests af­ter hav­ing to leave the ses­sion.

Costa scored in Fri­day’s 4-1 win over Is­rael in Euro­pean qual­i­fy­ing for the 2018 World Cup.

Spain and Italy lead Group G with 13 points each af­ter five matches. AP

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